Editor: In just the last three years climate disasters, primarily wildfires and hurricanes have cost us ~$415 billion. Farmers in the Midwest are abandoning sodden fields after unprecedented flooding this year. The lobster industry on our northeastern coast is shifting north as waters there warm. Melting permafrost is forcing an entire village in Alaska to rebuild elsewhere. The list goes on and will only get longer as the Earth’s climate continues changing.
Thanks to human ingenuity and technology, maintaining a high standard of living and economic growth while protecting our air, water and natural environment is possible.
Led by the United States, the world’s nations came together to stop radioactive fallout from above ground weapons testing, acid rain from trans-boundary air pollution and the thinning of the ozone layer by chlorofluorohydrocarbons.
Finding global solutions to global problems is possible.
We need to re-frame climate change as a problem to be solved. Only then can we develop strategies for protecting critical infrastructure and vulnerable industries; providing for communities devastated by climate disasters and dealing with climate change globally.
Lake Havasu City